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Victim's Advocate

Brooke Dolan, Victim's Advocate 

Brooke Dolan

Victim's Advocate









Mission Statement

The goal of the Victim Assistance Program is to support and aid victims of crime as they move through the criminal justice process; to provide them with assistance, services, and resource information; to promote participation in the criminal justice system by educating victims about their rights and to advocate for the enforcement of these rights; and to coordinate with other community agencies to ensure continuity of support for victims.


A victim is a person who has suffered financial, social, psychological or physical harm as a result of a crime and, in the case of a homicide, is a member of the immediate family of the victim.

A criminal defendant is a person charged with a crime.  A criminal defendant is not considered a victim.

Services Provided

- Inform victims of their rights and help them to invoke and uphold those rights

- Court accompaniment throughout all stages of the criminal justice process

- Notification of court events and case status

 -Assistance with restitution and crime victims compensation applications

- Safety planning and referrals to community resources

 -Assistance to victims whose protective orders have been violated

- Provide referrals to counseling and/or community resources

-Case Status Notification

Victim advocates call or send a written notice of the charges filed, a brochure outlining crime victims' rights and a form to use to invoke specific rights, a loss form for requesting restitution from the defendant and a brochure that provides general information about the criminal justice system and the Victim Assistance Program.  Follow-up phone calls or written notifications are made at important steps in the case, such as a trial setting.  At the close of the case, a summary of the sentence is sent to the victim.


Below are some additional helpful resources for victims.

Office of Victims of Crime 1-800-363-0441

National Center for Victims of Crime 1-202-467-8700

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting 866-820-5437

Mothers Against Drunk Driving 1-877-623-3435

Parents of Murdered Children 1-888-818-7662

National Center on Elder Abuse 1-855-500-3537

Domestic Violence Shelters

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE

National Organization for Victims Assistance 1-800-879-6682

Identity Theft Resource Center 1-888-400-5530

Crime Tip Hotline  406-266-3441 or submit via Email